Category Syria

September 6, 2013 – The Marc Steiner Show — Syria, Should We Intervene?

September 6, 2013 – The Marc Steiner Show: “Syria, Should We Intervene” Home > Show Podcasts > International Politics > Syria: Do We Have An Obligation To Intervene? Syria: Do We Have An Obligation To Intervene? Syria, September 6, 2013 – Segment 1 We continue our coverage and analysis on Syria and ask the question: […]

September 5, 2013 — Syria’s Civil War May Truly Shock And Horrify The World

I visited Syria three times in 1996, the last time on an extended reporting trip that November with my wife. Of all the places I’ve been, the people in Syria were, by far, the most frightened I met in the Middle East. A collective fear hovered over the entire country like a thick cloud, so […]

Jan. 16, 2000 – No Need for More Aid To Israel (Baltimore Sun)

January 16, 2000|By Sunni M. Khalid THE BIGGEST news to emerge from the recently concluded round of peace talks between Israel and Syria was not that it was inconclusive, or that the two sides agreed to meet again. Instead, it is speculation that Israel will request $65 billion to $70 billion in U.S. aid to […]

Dec. 26, 1996, Quneitra, Syria – The Syrian Side of the Golan Heights

In November 1996, I traveled to Syria to report on political and economic developments. During the assignment, I traveled to the Syrian side of the Golan Heights and the militarized border separating Syria and Israel. Here is my report. http://

Dec. 25, 1996, Maaloula, Syria – Aramaic Not Yet A Dead Language

http://Maaloula, Syria — December 1996 During my assignment in Syria, I traveled to the fabled village of Maaloula, where Jesus once visited. The local convent there was transcribing the language of Aramaic, the same tongue Christ spoke.

Damascus, Syria, Nov. 26, 1996 – Assad Regime Maintains Hardline Stance Against Israel

NPR’s Sunni Khalid reports that Syrian President Hafez Assad has taken a hardline stance against Israel’s new government and many Syrians agree with him. But while Syrian officials say they do not see war as an option for resolving their differences with Israel, they are not sure Israel feels the same way.

Damascus, Syria, Nov. 28, 1996 – Cautious Reforms For Syria’s Economy

In November 1996, I visited Syria and did this piece on the government’s attempts to kickstart its struggling economy. One of the people I interviewed was Syrian MP and businessman Riad Seif, an outspoken advocate of democracy who was subsequently imprisoned by the Assad government. He has now become a leading member of the opposition. […]

Ummayid Palace, Damascus, Syria

August 7, 1996, Alexandria, Egypt — Assad Meets Mubarak As Peace Talks Falter

In the latest flurry of Middle East diplomacy that’s developed since the election of hardline Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Syrian President Hafez Assad met with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Alexandria as Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat met with King Hussein of Jordan in Aqaba. NPR’s Sunni Khalid reports from Alexandria, Egypt that the main […]